The Select...Case statement compares the value of one or more separate case statements to a select expression. The case statements are evaluated in the order in which they are declared until one of them matches the select expression. When a case statement matches the select expression, then the statement block associated with the case statement is executed. If no case statement matches the select expression, and an optional Case Else statement is present, then its statement block is executed, otherwise control passes to the end of the Select statement.
The following example shows a simple Select...Case statement. In the example, the value of nTeeth (the number of teeth in a sprocket) is compared to a series of case clauses. When a match is found, the statement in the matching case clause sets the value of description. If none of the cases match, then the statement inside the optional Case Else clause is executed.
Select nTeeth Case 18 description = "18 Tooth Sprocket" Case 21 description = "21 Tooth Sprocket" Case 25 description = "25 Tooth Sprocket" Case Else description = "Default" End Select
Select LinkArmAssy.length Case 150, 175, 200 boltDia = 12.0 Case 225 boltDia = 16.0 Case 250, 275 boltDia = 20.0 Case Else boltDia = 24.0 End Select
In the preceding example, the select statement is the length rule of the LinkArmAssy part. The first case consists of three expressions, separated by commas. If the value of the length rule matches any one of the three expressions, then the statement block that is associated with the case is executed.